Kushinagar accident updates: 13 children killed in bus-train collision in Uttar Pradesh: Around 13 school students died on the spot and eight suffered massive injuries after a school van in which they were traveling was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Kushinagar on the last Thursday morning.
Considering this as a major and a serious issue about this, unfortunately, incident, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath ordered instantaneous assistance to the victims and to their families.
He also directed Commissioner Gorakhpur to conduct a probe for this accident. Reportedly, the UP CM Adityanath can perhaps visit the site of the accident and meet the family members of the school students.
The honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also writes on their official page of the micro-blogging site in order to express their condolences over the deaths.
This occurrence happened in the morning around 7.30 am at Bahpurva railway crossing under Vishnupura police station of Kushinagar district. The van driver already died alongside the kids on the spot.
There were unconfirmed reports that perhaps van driver was listening to music using earphones and the accident took place.
The train involved in the incident when it was on its way from Sivan to Gorakhpur. The van was carrying around 20 school students.
“A Tata Magic school van carrying school children collided with passenger train (55075) coming from Sivan to Gorakhpur at the unmanned railway crossing number 45, around 7.30 am. The gate mitra tried to stop the van driver but he didn’t stop and his van somehow stopped at the track. The railway crossing comes under Banaras division where the accident took occurred in which 10-12 children died on the spot.” CPRO, NE Railway, Sanjay Yadav said.
The commissioner of police Anil Kumar, SSP Kushinagar, and DM Kushinagar have reached the accident site in and CM Adityanath is going to visit the set on the 11 am.
According, to the locals, the van was speeding and suddenly stopped near the railway line and it was the time when the mishap happened.
The school bus was carrying students of the Divine public School at Dudhi Bazar.